Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 2 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number1178136


Content Presenters

Anne S Hale, DVM
Ashley Lentini, RVT
Robert J. Harman, DVM, MPVM


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Advances in Cell Based Therapies for Arthritis and More is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of VetStem.

For decades, cellular therapy has been utilized to promote healing and pain control in an effort to avoid a polypharmacy approach and to improve quality of life. This course explores the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine within veterinary practice, specifically focusing on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy. It outlines fundamental mechanisms of action along with preparation, dosing, and application considerations for each treatment. The benefit and safety considerations of allogeneic PRP vs. autologous PRP is discussed. The course also includes a case study and relevant data to demonstrate how PRP and stem cells work synergistically.

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • discuss the benefit of cellular therapy in veterinary medicine
  • list the basic mechanisms of action of both PRP and stem cell therapy
  • outline conditions which can benefit from using PRP and/or stem cells
  • compare and contrast allogeneic PRP and autologous PRP


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the examination with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Free Course

Price: FREE